Sean Astin Says Goonies Sequel Is Definite


During a recent interview with Tulsa World, Sean Astin talked the possibility of Goonies II…

Will we see Goonies II?: “I have said and will always say, that it’s not a question of if, but rather of when the sequel gets made. The precise makeup of it, I have no idea. Whether I will be in it, no idea. Whether they would even want the original cast in it, no idea. But it doesn’t matter. It’s bigger — it’s actually bigger than everybody. It’s bigger than even Steven (Spielberg), who created it. It’s bigger than Richard Donner, who breathed such strong life into it. It’s now a part of American cultural lore, and the studio has a lot to gain from promoting it, so you can take it to the bank that people will get to enjoy it more.”

Movies that shouldn’t have sequels: “But ‘Goonies’ ain’t one of them. ‘Goonies’ is pret-a-porter for a sequel, man. It is ready to wear. I thought it would be a great animated series, then you could do all kinds of stuff, unencumbered from budget issues and that stuff. But people want it. People want to see it. And people are not always as misguided as we might represent. Sometimes the people know just what they want.”